Since 2010, the adventure motorcycling non-profit Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) organization has created several trans-state routes for dual sport and adventure motorcycle travel. Having recently published the North East route, the BDR is heading back West with the announcement of the Wyoming Discovery Route (WYBDR) now under development.
Scheduled for release in January of 2022, the WYBDR will be the 11th adventure motorcycle route developed by the organization. The route will cross the state of Wyoming on primitive dirt roads exploring one of the most remote frontiers in the lower 48 states.
“This route will traverse five different mountain ranges, giving riders an opportunity to experience expansive views from the summit of three different 11,000-foot mountains. The rugged tracks explore vast high-desert regions, cross two major ‘rims’, descend several gorges and pass through many other remote and seldom visited areas,” explains Bryce Stevens, BDR Co-Founder.
Like previous BDRs released, the WYBDR will include a feature-length documentary of the first expedition of the route filmed by Noren Films and produced and distributed by the BDR organization. A high-quality waterproof map of the tracks will be developed in partnership with Butler Motorcycle Maps as a planning resource for riders.
GPS tracks and comprehensive travel resources will be available to the ADV community on the BDR website free-of-charge. The WYBDR film will be screened at motorcycle dealerships, rallies and clubs across the U.S. in 2022, attracting tens of thousands of Enthusiasts.
BDR has partnered with the Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation (WyoRec) and the tourism stakeholders of eight counties along the proposed route to ensure enhanced awareness of Wyoming’s unique qualities and increased visibility of Wyoming as a destination for motorcycle tourism. The route will also produce significant positive economic impact on communities and businesses along the WYBDR.
Keep an eye out for more updates leading up to the full release dates.
Completed Backcountry Discovery Routes
- North East Backcountry Discovery Route
- Utah Backcountry Discovery Route
- Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route
- Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route
- New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route
- Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route
- Washington Backcountry Discovery Route
- Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route
- Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route
- Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route
Photos by Bryce Stevens
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